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Chemical Engineering focuses on the application of engineering principles to the design, construction and operation of industrial processing plants. A chemical engineer generally works at any industrial processing plant such as those dealing with petrochemicals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, food processing and other related industries. The job involves supervision of plant operation and maintenance, troubleshooting operational problems related to process, and undertaking plant modification work for process operability and safety improvement.


The Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours programme stresses the need for a strong foundation in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, followed by a thorough coverage of basic engineering courses such as Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Mass & Heat Transfer. In the later years of study, students are exposed to Unit Operations, Reaction Engineering, Safety & Environment, Process Control and Process Design. In addition to the above, at the end of their studies a student will have the opportunity to take special topics in one of these selected areas of interest:


  • Environment and Sustainable Engineering
  • Process System Engineering
  • Processing Industry
  • Process Plant Safety


Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Chemical Engineering
Programme Educational Objectives
  • Engineers who are competent with the potential to become leaders in chemical process and related industries.
  • Engineers who are committed to sustainable development of chemical process and related industries for the betterment of the society.


Programme Outcomes

To produce graduates with the following outcomes:
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Identify, formulate, conduct research literature and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct investigation of complex engineering problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to evaluate complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
  • Apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solutions to complex engineering problems.
  • Evaluate sustainability and impact of professional engineering work in the solutions of complex engineering problems in societal and environmental contexts.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.
  • Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.
  • Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and society.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering management principles and economic decision making in one's own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.


Graduation Requirements

In order to graduate with the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours degree, students are required to obtain a minimum of 143 credit hours and a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00.

Summary of Courses Required for Graduation
Course Group (G) Number of Credit Hours
NR - National Requirement10
UR - University Requirement14
CC – Core Common 24
CD – Core Discipline72
CI – Core Industrial Internship14
CSp – Core Specialisation9


Programme Curriculum Structure: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours


SEMESTER 1 ​ ​ ​SEMESTER 2 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 3 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses ​Cr ​G ​Code ​Courses ​Cr ​G ​Code ​Courses ​Cr ​G



TITAS (Local)

BM Komunikasi 2 (International)



​Hubungan Etnik (Local)          

Malaysian Studies 3 (International)

2​NR​MPU 2​One (1) MPU2 Course​2​NR
PEB1012Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry & Sustainable Development​2UR​FEM1023​Engineering Mathematics 23​CC​LEB1042​Academic Writing​2​UR
FEM1013Engineering Mathematics 1​3CC​CEB1032​Health, Safety & Environment2​CC​FEM1063​Statistics and Application​3​CC
CEB1013Organic Chemistry​3CD​CEB1043​Principles of Chemical Engineering3​CD​CEB1063​Process Heat Transfer​3​CD
CEB1023Physical Chemistry​3CD​CEB1053​Chemical Engineering Fluid Mechanics3​CD​CEB1072​Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics I​2​CD
  ​KXXxxx1​Co Curriculum I​1​UR
Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 13  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
SEMESTER 4 ​ ​ ​ SEMESTER 5 ​ ​ ​SEMESTER 6 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 3One (1) MPU3 Course2NRHEB2033Professional Communication Skills3URGEB2102Entrepreneurship 2UR
HEB1023Scientific Inquiry3URKXXxxx1Co Curriculum II1URMEB2063Engineering Team Project3CC
CEB2013Separation Process I3CDCEB2043Reaction Engineering I3CDCEB2072Chemical Engineering Lab II2CD
CEB2023Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II3CDCEB2053Process Modelling & Simulation3CDCEB2083Process Instrumentation & Control 3CD
CEB2032Chemical Engineering Lab I2CDCEB2063Separation Process II3CDCEB2093Reaction Engineering II3CD
Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 13  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
MPU 4/ HEB1012Community Engagement Project2NRIEB3037Student Industrial Training (SIT)7CIIEB3047Student Industrial Project (SIP)7CI
 FEM2063Data Analytics3CC        
CEB3013Environmental Chemical Engineering3CD
CEB3023Process Safety & Loss Prevention3CD        
CEB3032Chemical Engineering Lab III2CD
Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 7   Credit Hours 7  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

SEMESTER 8 ​ ​ ​

SEMESTER 9 ​ ​ ​SEMESTER 10 ​ ​ ​
Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G Code Courses Cr G
VEB3102Project Management2CCCEB4053Transport Phenomena3CDEEB4073Engineers in Society3CC
GEB3022Engineering Economics2CCCEB4063Plant Design Project I3CDCEB4083Plant Design Project  II3CD
CEB4013Process Plant Design3CDCEB4074Final Year Project II4CDCEB4xx3Core Specialisation II3CSp
CEB4022Material Science for Chemical Engineering 2CDCEB4xx3Core Specialisation I3CSpCEB4xx3Core Specialisation III3CSp
CEB4032Analytical Chemistry2CD    
CEB4042Final Year Project I2CD        
Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 13   Credit Hours 12  
​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Total Credit Hours : 143



Core Specialisation (CSp) Courses


Students are required to choose any of the following sets of Core Specialisation's areas (set A, B, C or D). For any of the selected set, students are required to choose 3 out of 4 courses as Core Specialisation Elective I, II and III.


A. Environment and Sustainable Engineering ​ ​ ​
NoCodeCourse NameCrG
1CEB4213Air Pollution Engineering3CSp
2CEB4223Industrial Effluent Engineering3CSp
3CEB4233Sustainable Engineering Practices3CSp
4CEB4243Waste Management & Utilization3CSp


B. Process System Engineering ​ ​ ​
NoCodeCourse NameCrG
1CEB4313Process Integration3CSp
2CEB4323Energy and Process Utility Engineering3CSp
3CEB4333Process Optimization3CSp
4CEB4343Advanced Process Control3CSp


C. Processing Industry ​ ​ ​
NoCodeCourse NameCrG
1CEB4413Gas Process Engineering3CSp
2CEB4423Polymer Processing3CSp
3CEB4433Petrochemical Processing3CSp
4CEB4443Biochemical Processing3CSp


D. Process Plant Safety ​ ​ ​
NoCodeCourse NameCrG
1CEB4513Human Factors for Process Safety3CSp
2CEB4523Design for Process Safety3CSp
3CEB4533Technical Management for Process Safety3CSp
4CEB4543Hazard Identification & Risk Analysis3CSp


Minor (EM) Courses

Engineering students who are interested to enhance their knowledge in management and business will have the option to complete courses offered under Minor. There are four Minor packages available to Engineering students as follows:

  1. Minor in Entrepreneurship
  2. Minor in International Relations
  3. Minor in Project Management
  4. Minor in Big Data Analytics
In order to be eligible for Minor, students are required to pass and complete all the courses under the same package (15 credits). Results obtained from courses under Minor will be counted into GPA/CGPA calculation.  Students are reminded that the option to complete Minor courses are at the students' discretion and are not compulsory. The total credit hours accumulated under Minor courses will be over and above the graduation requirements of 143 credit hours.     
Minor in Entrepreneurship ​ ​ ​ ​  
1GEB2043Principles of Marketing3EMStudents can take these courses in any semester
2GEB2053Principles of Finance3EM
3GEB2063Business Communication3EM
Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   
Minor in International Relationship ​ ​ ​ ​  
NoCodeCourse NameCrGSemester
1GEB1043Cross-Cultural Management3EMStudents can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2GEB2063Business Communication3EM
4GEB3143Law and International Business3EM
5HEB2163Global Citizen3EM
Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   
Minor in Project Management ​ ​ ​ ​  
1VEB3113Operations Management3EMStudents can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2VEB3123Project Scheduling and Control3EM
3VEB3133Risk Analysis & Quality Management3EM
4VEB3143Contract Management3EM
5VEB3153Procurement & Estimation3EM
Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15   
Minor in Big Data Analytics ​ ​ ​ ​  
1FEM3013Artificial Intelligence 3EMStudents can take these courses in any semester ​ ​ ​ ​
2FEM3023Simulation and Optimisation3EM
3FEM3033Data Mining3EM
4FEM3043Big Data Analytics3EM
5FEM3053Data Science & Methodology3EM
Total Credit Hours ​ ​ 15